playing with grandma rose is always fun!

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I almost lost my mother to sepsis (blood infection) about a year and a half ago.  She survived and one day I hope to write about the whole ordeal and how brave and strong she was then and still is now.  Every single time my parents come over to visit, it’s wonderful because we’re lucky to have her still with us and my girls love their Grandma.  My mother’s name is Rosa, but the girls call her Grandma Rose.  Rose is the English translation of Rosa.  My oldest daughter’s middle name is Rose, after my mother, and my youngest daughter’s middle name is Luz, after my mother-in-law.  These ladies are strong women, but upon hearing that their grandchildren were going to be given their names, they turned into giggling school girls.  It was pretty funny and I was grateful to have made them both happy.  My girls have a unique relationship with each grandparent.  It’s great to see and I love photographing every single moment I can.


Grandma Rose and Sophia playing picnic and standing up and knocking down CARS dominos.

Stay alert, stay alive.

Until next time…

P.S.  We’re in the process of building the girls a playhouse.  We’re trying to house their play kitchen, table, books, and stuff animals into one area.  Grandma Rose is doing the curtains! 🙂


Here’s Minnie Mouse!

Hello everybody!   I hope you guys are well.  I wanted to share a picture of the newest member of our stuff toy family (lucky for me, she’s pretty small because that family is getting bigger by the day).

My mother, aka Grandma Rose, found this adorable Minnie Mouse at her church’s second-hand sale.  She bought it specifically for my youngest daughter and when she presented it to her, the response was priceless.  My daughter, who’s 2 years old, exclaimed, “My Minnie Mouse, thank you Grandma!” and proceeded to hug my mom.  This was the first time she had ever seen this toy, but she called it hers immediately.  I know, it’s shocking to hear a 2-year-old saying the word mine.  🙂  Her response was so unexpected and endearing.  You never know what you’re going to get or hear with a little kid, but most of the time it’s pretty funny.  Needless to say, my mother was very happy afterwards.  She was also the person who gifted my oldest daughter, who’s five now, her very first Mickey Mouse when she was two as well.  Mickey was also found at the same place and he’s still top doll in my daughter’s eyes so Grandma is pretty good with her rummaging skills and creating new friendships.

Take care all.  Until next time…